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|Title:||Thrombus entrapped in a patent foramen ovale: a potential source of pulmonary and systemic embolism.|
|Authors:||Kearney, Leighton G;Srivastava, Piyush M|
Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Level 5 North Austin Tower, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
|Citation:||Heart, Lung & Circulation 2009; 19(1): 58-60|
|Abstract:||Patent foramen ovale (PFO) occurs in up to 30% of the population, making it the most common site for intra-cardiac shunting. The passage of thrombus across a PFO is typically transient, thus is rarely proven. We describe a rare case of a 79-year-old man with thrombus entrapped across a PFO providing a source for ongoing pulmonary and systemic thromboembolism, despite systemic anticoagulation. There is a paucity of literature to guide primary management of this condition. Management options include surgical thrombectomy with PFO closure, thrombolysis and systemic anticoagulation. The role of percutaneous PFO closure devices for secondary prevention of thromboembolic complications is currently under investigation.|
|Internal ID Number:||19250868|
Foramen Ovale, Patent.complications.diagnosis.drug therapy
Heart Diseases.complications.diagnosis.drug therapy
Pulmonary Embolism.diagnosis.drug therapy.etiology
Sodium Potassium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors.therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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